"A fantastic dramatic vehicle --- This is a play that is smart and probing and revelatory."
Chicago Sun-Times; Hedy Weiss
"Echoes of Another Man is one of those plays with a premise that excites and engages our imagination
Windy City Times; Rick Reed
Echoes of Another Man
The brain of a famous alcoholic/diabetic artist with a deteriorating body is transplanted into the vegetative body of a pro-golfer. When the Patient wakens from his surgery, he must not only figure out how to eat, talk, walk, and paint again, but he must navigate through a deluge of memories that no longer feel like they happened to him.
The Patient is caught amidst doctors using him as a case study, media using him as history, protestors using him as an example of unethical medical practices, and two women who love him: the artist's lover and manager, and the pro-golfer's widow who appears by his bedside but refuses to identify herself. The Patient seeks solace and counsel from one of his nurses. Though the nurse has very mixed feelings about the person he was before the surgery, as well as the surgery itself, in the end she is the only person he has left.
Using elements of art, music, athletics and medicine, Echoes of Another Man is an exploration of medical ethics and identity.
Cast: 3 women, 2 men
"A fascinating piece of Chicago writing"
Chicago Tribune; Chris Jones